Typical Work Activities

Building Surveyors work in many areas of property and construction so the work is diverse and rarely routine. Tasks typically involve:

  • ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule
  • advising clients on schemes and projects and determining requirements
  • preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of work
  • preparing documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes
  • determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analyzing defects, including proposals for repairs
  • advising on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction
  • advising on the preservation/conservation of historic buildings
  • advising on management and supervision of maintenance of building
  • dealing with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations
  • assessing and designing buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities
  • advising on construction design and management regulations
  • advising on management and supervision of maintenance of building
  • dealing with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations
  • advising on the health sound and safety aspects of buildings
  • advising on boundary and rights of light disputes and party wall procedures;
  • preparing insurance assessments and claims

What is a Building Surveyor?